Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NYGodfather Door and Window Defender Alarm
This is a great product from opening the package to installation it only took 3 minutes. For the price of this product you are getting a great value. It is not only an alarm system but placed in the chime mode and installed on a door you will know if the door is being opened this is great if you have small children and a pool you will know if the little ones are leaving unattended. The alarm is loud enough that it can be heard from an upstairs bedroom. I have already told three friends about this product.
March 16, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happyinthesouth easy to install and loud
I've had the Doberman for about a week now. It was easy to install, no screws or wires to play with. It has 2 specific alarms, one is siren, one is chime. I prefer the alarm since I want it to wake me if it trips. It gives me such peace of mind because if you just slightly grab the handle on my back door, it will sound and quite loudly. It takes one battery, which comes with the alarm. I thank the salesman at home depot for recommending it, as it was quite inexpensive and even I could install it.
November 23, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joanna Great Inexpensive Wired Alarm system Alternative
My neighborhood has started having some issues lately and I had considered installing a monitored alarm system. I checked out the cost and I really didn't want to pay it. I found these at Home Depot and couldn't believe it would do what the packaging said (for only 12-14 dollars a piece!). I got them home and simply put the batteries in and stuck one one the back door and one on the front. They work great. I have had them for over 3 months now and feel very secure. I have not had to replace the batteries yet either. I don't know what these other reviewers are complaining about. Could be operator error in the placement of the sensor? I would give the product 5 stars but it was a bit confusing at first where I was supposed to put the smaller sensor. I just now purchased 3 more for my daughter's new apartment.
January 31, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MIttens Doberman -Ease of Use and application
I found the Doberman to be simple to apply on my door-it comes with backing of adhesive. All one does is put it in place and it is ready to use. The battery is already operational and the attachment is just as easy to apply. It's opeation is quite simple and takes 3 minutes to set up.I would recommend it highly as a separate alarm system totally independent of attachment to an alarm service. I am glad I bought it-and the pricing is good. It exceeds its value.
October 31, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gardenbuff Excellent home alarm
Purchased this due to recent burglaries in neighborhood. Although I can easily afford a monitored home security system, I don't want to spend the monthly charges of 30 plus a month. Plus surcharges from law enforcement for false alarms. This took longer to get out of the package than to install. One person stated it was too hard to install and I just don't understand that. You pull the tape from under the battery on the alarm. Stick it to the door, or where ever, then stick the magnetized contact part so it abuts the alarm device, (mine is in the shape of a v) you will feel the magnet grab onto the main device, and you set it to chime or alarm, done. Open door to test. Viola, less than a minute and alarm is set. If the contact is separated from the main device the door will alarm, or chime. Have had it a couple of weeks now and I love it. I like the slim non obtrusive profile of the unit. It comes with a couple of window stickers advising of monitored alarm system.
September 28, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by blah Not reliable
We bought the Doberman two times and both times the alarm would not go off about 50% of the time when the door opened. The main component also fell off very often, sometimes setting off the alarm. It is not reliable for security, from my experience.
March 7, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ssocrowder Good alarm for the value
Good alarm for the value but, the batteries last for about a year and are hard to find the LR44 batteries. Still haven't found the batteries yet.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Razorback Super! Easy to Install works GREAT!
Super easy to install. Peel and stick. You can choose from an alarm or chime with the flip of a switch. Better quality than others on the market. Goes off with vibration too as an added feature. Simple and it works!
December 5, 2011